Belle Wenzel, a ifelong native of Cullman County, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013. She celebrated her 104th birthday last December. She died peacefully in her sleep at home.
Mrs. Wenzel was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Charles Wenzel; her parents, Hiram Ham and Emma Ham; two sisters, Mae Ham Hosey and Nancy Ham Madison; five brothers, John Alex Ham, George Ham, Harvey Ham, Leonard Ham and Joseph Willard Ham.
She is survived by her two daughters, Emma Sue Wenzel and Betty (Don) Wenzel Cole; niece and caregiver, Jeanette Wren; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wenzel began work as a sewing machine operator at Porter Mills (later Oneida Mills) in Cullman and later became a supervisor. She retired in 1973 after working 35 years.
Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Eulogies will be given by Don Cole and Brent Wren during the funeral service. Interment will be in the City of Cullman Cemetery immediately following services. Because of the inclement weather forecast, there will no graveside services, although the immediate family members plan to be at graveside during interment. Anyone wishing to do so is welcome to join the family.
Leavell Holmes Wilkinson
Funeral services for Leavell Holmes Wilkinson, 80, of Cullman will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Northside Baptist Church, with interment in Enon Cemetery in Vinemont. She will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.
Berta Mae Holmes McGriff
Funeral services for Berta Mae Holmes McGriff, 84, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at St. Johns Evangelical Protestant Church, Pastors John Richter and Bob Kurtz officiating, with interment in Cullman City Cemetery. She will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Virgil Leon Freeman
Funeral services for Virgil Leon Freeman, 85, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Missionary Grove Baptist Church, Bros. Jack Collins and Delwin Kilgo officiating, with interment in Missionary Grove Cemetery in Cullman.
Elwin Lee Parker
Elwin Lee Parker, 79, of Hartselle passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Summerville Nursing Home.
Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling
Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling, 80, of Addison passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Cullman.
William Pope Sr.
Funeral services for William Pope Sr., 68, of Falkville will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Peck Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Floyd Odom officiating, with burial in Bell Springs Cemetery.
Louise ‘Teasie’ Williamson
Graveside Services for Louise “Teasie” Williamson, 87, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Mt. Zion Cemetery, with Brod. Mike Whitaker and Tim Kyte officiating.
Mary Dorothy Metevia Hodge
Memorial services for Mary Dorothy Metevia Hodge, 76, of Cullman will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Baldwin Church of Christ, Bro. Mike Watters officiating.
Douglas J. Murphree
Funeral services for Douglas J. Murphree, 77, of Holly Pond will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Union Grove Presbyterian Church, the Revs. Ray Latham and Dink Lambert officiating, with interment in Union Grove Cemetery.
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